Month: July 2019

To the tiger’s day…

 

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Today is International TigerDay!

But there is no reason to celebrate: Tigers are hunted mercilessly by poachers,  these beautiful big cats are among the endangered species. In addition, the palm oil industry, which is responsible for clearing forests, has catastrophic consequences for the habitat of the tiger and for the worldwide biodiversity.

We have to do something about it before it’s too late!
Do you know these four startling facts about Tiger?
✴️ 4,000 € – 22,000 € – that’s how much a tiger in the EU costs
✴️ 1,412 – so many live captive-bred tigers were exported from the EU between 1999 and 2016
✴️ 8,278 – that’s the number of illegal tiger products (such as tiger soup cubes, teeth and claws) seized during the same period
✴️ 3,900 – so few tigers still live in the wild (the exact number of captive tigers is unknown)

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Tigers are threatened with extinction. The world has already lost over 90 percent of its tiger population, because there are only about 3,900 of the animals in the wild.
In 2010, there were still an estimated 3,200 tigers in the wild in 13 states of Asia.

One hundred years ago there were more than 100,000 animals. Currently only five subspecies live, three are already extinct and one has not been spotted for decades.

About 20,000 tigers now live in captivity, most of them in zoos, tiger farms or privately owned.

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This dramatic decline is the result of a perpetual demand for tigers. Their body parts are marketed and showcased live animals for commercial purposes. The commercial trade in live tigers and tiger products – whether born of the wild or in captivity – must be stopped! Legal trade fuels illegal trafficking and poses a great threat to the last tigers in the wild.

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It is shocking that captive-born tigers in Europe are still being traded for commercial purposes such as circuses or private ownership and “tiger selfies”. In some European countries, tigers can even be hired for private parties!

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There are no exact figures on tiger population and tiger trade within Europe; Nobody knows how many animals are currently kept in Europe, how often they change owners and for what purpose they are used. Also their end of life remains uncertain, in the worst case they are killed and processed to “Tiger wine” or other traditional medicines.

The demand for questionable status symbols such as tiger skins and stuffed animals is growing especially in Indonesia. And the demand for pointless medical devices, such as tiger wine, pills or a paste made of soft-boiled tiger bone also. And, of course, the demand for jewelery products made from tiger bones and skin parts.

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Our investigators have discovered that tiger dealers operating in Europe are ready and able to sell and transport tigers to Asia. In countries where the demand for body parts of tigers for medicine is still associated with massive suffering for the animals and the decline of the wild population. In addition, China wants to allow the use of tiger bones and rhino horn of captive-bred animals in hospitals (!!)

Almost everything that comes from the tiger is considered a valuable ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. For example, powder from tiger bone should accelerate healing processes, relieve rheumatism and help against malaria (!!!)
On the black market alone, the backbone of a tiger costs up to 700 euros.
China’s economic boom has spawned many new rich people who are now promoting the tiger wine boom due to prosperity. The demand for exotic preparations is increasing rapidly.

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We must stop tiger trade. We can not allow that anymore! Call on the EU Commission to ban the trade in tigers!

Let us finally stop the #RuthlessTrade and together we call on the European Commission to prohibit the unscrupulous trade in tiger ➡️ https://tigerhandel.vier-pfoten.at/

Please sign the petition: https://help.four-paws.org/de-DE/eu-tigerhandel-stoppen

https://tigerhandel.vier-pfoten.at/jetzt-aktiv-werden

 

My comment for this day is only a video, from PETA.

Which again proves the sad fact that we, the human animals,  in terms of animal morality still live on the trees!

 

 

My best regards to all, Venus

Fight the Good Fight For Animals in Transport.

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Want to hear a story about the EU ?

The European Commission should actually be paying us to do the job of being EU inspectors. But desperation is not in our vocabulary, so we work independently. We have been doing this blog since the first day (15/7) of the shipment from Romania, and only with the modest resources that we have available.

It is illegal and ethically unacceptable for a ship with 70,000 live sheep to be at sea since 15 July.

Primarily the biggest disgrace was that no one was able to forbid the ship to depart in the first place.

Commissioner Andriukaitis (below) has failed.

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EU countries, as member states, should be forced (policed) to comply with EU animal transport regulations. EU Regulations (1/20005) stipulate that animals can be transported in heat only as long as the temperature in the vehicles does not exceed 30 ° C (with 5 ° C tolerance upwards).

This is stipulated by the Regulation for animal transports over 8 hours journey time.

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The ‘Al Shuwaikh’ is on the sea since July 15 with 70,000 Romanian sheep.

It has previously docked in Jeddah; and today (29/7) in Jebel Ali which is located in United Arab Emirates.

How many animals are still being carried ? – are they all offloaded at previous ports or are some still aboard and alive ?, what has become of the bodies of those who have died painfully in the past?

Should we wait until they are sighted by tourists and share the beach of Tenerife?

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Is not it to be feared that half of the sheep are already dead when they drive around the sea for two full weeks at a temperature of over 40 degrees?

And is not it shameful that none of our highly paid EU Commissioners are worried, how are the sheep going to be disposed of?

Disrespect! Not only towards animals, but also towards the environment, against the law, which is designed by the EU itself to keep everything correct and in check !!.

 

We at WAV / SAV reported about it.

We were among the 70,000 living beings in this way, that was the least we could do for them, we could not do anything else.

Now we are talking with other animal organisations to approach future campaigns against actions such as this.

In the future, we will often take to the streets.

We are fed up with corruption, indifference, the cheating of people and animals by non-compliant governments and EU oligarchs.

We are many who want to abolish mass animal husbandry and torturous animal transports.

And we will fight hard and consistent for our Animal Companions.

Regards – Mark and Venus.

 

Former Trainers Accuse SeaWorld of Drugging and Starving Whales.

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Former Trainers Accuse SeaWorld of Drugging and Starving Whales

Posted by Jane Wolfe

 

In yet more negative publicity for the controversial theme park, SeaWorld is in the headlines again with two former employees claiming whales at the attraction were habitually drugged and starved to control their behaviour.

Speaking to the Sun, former SeaWorld trainers Jeffrey Ventre and John Hargrove said the park’s inhumane treatment of whales caused the marine mammals severe distress and serious psychological problems, leading them to self-mutilate, grind their teeth and chew enclosure concrete, causing acute dental damage.

According to Ventre, SeaWorld told employees to lie to visitors and tell them that injuries evident on the whales — such as dorsal fin collapse — were normal, rather than, as is believed, due to inactivity and the stress of living in captivity.

He also said that the park forced trainers to tell children that killer whales only live for 25 to 30 years, when in fact they can live up to 80 years in the wild, but frequently die early, at about 17, when captive.

“The job is more akin to a stunt man or clown performing with captive animals using food deprivation as a motivator,” Ventre said.

“The whales and dolphins were stressed and this caused stomach ulcers,” he explained. “So they got meds for that. They also got chronic infections, so they got antibiotics. They were also sometimes aggressive or hard to control so they could be given Valium.”

“I worked with some whales that were on medication every day of their life and have personally watched whales die at very young ages from disease,” added Hargrove.

The trainers’ claims of cruelty follow the welcome announcement earlier this month that Virgin Holidays will no longer be selling tickets or packages to attractions that have captive whales or dolphins.

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The “worst zoo in the world” is in Egypt!

 

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They are cruel pictures. The Giza zoo in Egypt is a horror for the animals. It is time for Egypt to close this zoo and free these innocent animals!

In many ways Egypt rivals China in its abhorrent treatment of animals.

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Animals in extremely small confined spaces with no food or water. Elephants are chained up, lions are circling neurotically in tight cages, the animals there are far too close to each other, many are sore and apathetic.
The Giza Zoo, founded in 1891, used to be the most spectacular – and popular – zoo in all of Africa.

Today, it’s a shadow of what it once was.

Animals live in crowded cages and are rarely exercised. Zookeepers were also known to pad their wallets by charging visitors to enter the cages.

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Video footage from the zoo shows an elephant’s foot chained to a post preventing the animal from walking around. Other animals are just slaughtered.

The “worst zoo in the world” is in Egypt

Egypt’s Giza Zoo has been described by Egyptian Streets as “the worst zoo in the world” and a “zoo of horror”.
Tripadvisor reviews describe filthy, tiny cages and unfortunate, sick animals. Photos show lion cubs being held by visitors and animals beaten with sticks. This zoo must be closed immediately, so a petition that was sent to us.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/629/488/443/stop-the-inhumane-treatment-at-giza-zoo-egypt

 

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In researching Egypt, we also came across animal torture for tourism. With all the political chaos in Egypt, it is easy to forget the suffering of its animals. Animals in ancient Egypt were once valued and respected, but like China, there is no animal welfare. The animals are exposed to every kind of abuse imaginable.

But not only the horror zoo leads to a boycott was called to make a holiday in Egypt. The rampant abuse of horses, camels and donkeys at major attractions such as the Pyramids of Giza has also led to this.

A trip to the famous pyramids of Giza (of which we had reported in our blog (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/04/15/egypt-animal-slaves-for-the-pyramid-tourism/) should have been a hell of a vacation for an hungarian tourist. She was shocked and outraged by what she had seen.

Inside the pyramid complex, emaciated horses panted and kicked as they climbed a steep slope with tourists.
The drivers whipped them out to make them run faster. Some horses slipped and stumbled on the smooth asphalt and others had open wounds. Despite the summer heat, there was no water supply.

“I was shocked,” the tourist recalled. It was like in another world. “

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It is time for Egypt to close this zoo and free these innocent animals!

In today’s Egypt the animals suffer a very heavy fate. The country has almost no laws protecting wild and domesticated animals and they are exposed to every kind of abuse imaginable.

Egypt competes in many ways with China for the appalling treatment of animals.

>https://netzfrauen.org/2019/07/25/egypt/

My comment: Most tourists visiting Cairo close their eyes.
They open it only to the world wondering to look at the pyramids, and the tragic miracle of what happens next to them, the misery of the work animals and their brutal torture leaves them indifferent.

This is the continuation of slavery in the 21st century.
2500 BC it was slaves who performed these miracles.
Today the animals are the slaves who every day and in miserable condition have to transport the tourists of their owners.
But these torments are favored by the stupid tourists who allow their use of obviously tortured animals to cause new suffering.

Please sign and share the Petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/629/488/443/stop-the-inhumane-treatment-at-giza-zoo-egypt

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Oman: Mega dairy farm in the desert

 

On the Arabian Peninsula, the Omani Sultanate is creating a mega-dairy farm where around 25,000 cows produce around one million liters of milk a day. The plant is managed by the Mazoon Dairy Company.

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The giant farm is scheduled to go into operation in the next three months.

“In the first phase, we will start producing 350,000 liters of milk a day,” said Saleh Al Shanfari, managing director of the Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIHC) on the “Times of Oman”.

The farm is designed for the management of 25,000 cows. “At present we have around 4,000, mainly from Australia imported dairy cows in the farm, but the herd is growing,” said Al Shanfari.

By 2030, a total of 365 million liters per year (or 1 million liters of milk per day) are to be produced.

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Objective of the XXL farm: reduce milk imports

In addition to the cowsheds, a dairy, a sales and logistics center, a biogas plant and a field with solar panels are to be built.

According to Al Shanfari, milk production has already started as a test phase. At the same time, excess milk is exported and sold locally to large milk producers.

With the XXL farm, Oman wants to set up its own dairy industry to reduce dependence on imported dairy products.

https://www.agrarheute.com/tier/rind/neue-xxl-farm-25000-kuehe-1-million-liter-milch-555281

My comment: First of all, some important information about the milk.
Animal protein, especially that from the milk, is a very good promoter of cancer growth.This has been proven in studies.

Professor T. Colin Campell examined this as part of his China Study, which was funded by US and Chinese taxpayers, and stated, “Which protein turned out to be carcinogenic? Casein, which accounts for 87% of the bread contained in cow’s milk, promotes all stages of cancer growth.

But it gets worse: according to a study by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, 92% of the toxic substances in the diet (dioxins and PCBs) come from animal products.
The largest individual supplier of toxins is milk with 47%.

Of course, the average citizen does not know that the milk contains a variety of different hormones (growth hormones, sex hormones, etc.) that are otherwise available only on prescription in the pharmacy due to their health risks.

Cow’s milk is used biologically to breed a calf within a very short time.
However, when this hormone cocktail encounters an organism such as a human, which is not destined for this effect, the entire pattern of a chronic, often deadly disease becomes understandable.

The result is: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, strokes …

Today we know a lot about the relationship between diet and health.
But true science is deliberately buried under harmful information, which are produced by the propaganda of the meat and milk mafia.
Because, in the state committees around the world, which set the official dietary recommendations, the members are mainly representatives of the animal industry (Dr. med. Ernst Walter Henrich)

Best regards to all, Venus